Black or white?

Yes, it's a purely aesthetic choice, but c'mon, Apple fans are known to care about looks, so this is a relevant question.

Now that the day is almost over, you're probably sick and tired of iPhone news, and we don't blame you. But there remains one question (albeit a very silly one) remaining on some people's minds. And that is, do I get the white one, or the black one?

Yes, it's a purely aesthetic choice, but c'mon, Apple fans are known to care about looks, so this is a relevant question. As you know, the white iPhone is only available in the 16GB model, so many people have posited that this is seen as the "luxury" color, similar to the way black MacBooks were seen as the "it" item back when it was released (Black MacBooks are only available if you want to cough up $200 more for a bigger hard drive).

However, judging from the reactions of many people in line, a lot of people seem to be opting for the black iPhone, 16GB or not. Is the white iPhone doomed? Is it too "lady-like" and "girly," as some people have said?

I decided to take a photo of both black and white iPhones that we happen to have here at CNET. It's hard to see the Apple logo on the white iPhone, but it is the same silvery hue as the one on the black iPhone. Here they are:

iPhone 3G white vs. iPhone 3G black
iPhone 3G white vs. iPhone 3G black: which do you prefer? Donald Bell/CNET Networks

So if you're brave enough to wait in line for an iPhone 3G this weekend, which one will you get? And if you already bought one, which one did you buy? And if you think this is a horribly silly post, you can tell us too.

 

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